Hundreds of participants from across the country will visit the nation’s capital, Washington, DC from August 30 – September 1, 2019 to partake in three days of intense workshops in traditional African dance and drum, taught by master dancers and drummers from Mali, Senegal, Liberia, the Congo, and Guinea.
Workshop Instructors & Performing Guest Artists
Mabiba Baegne, Fode Bangoura, Mariama Basse, Marie Basse-Wiles, Fode Camara, Mouminatou Camara, Idy Ciss, Kadiatou Conte, Souleymane Diop, Zak & Naomi Diouf, Madiou Diouf, Aziz Faye, Medoune Yacine Gueye, Youssouf Koumbassa, Assane M’Baye, Babacar M’Baye, Babacar N’Diaye, Cheikh N’Dong, Balla Sy, Brigo Gueye, Abdou M’Baye, Mar Gueye, Magette Sow, Oumou Faye, Elhadji Mbor Faye, Aboubacar Soumah, and KanKouran’s own, Assane Konte.
KanKouran West African Dance Company was founded for the purpose of contributing to the extension of the arts by introducing the essence of traditional African dancing and drumming to audiences; enriching American cultural heritage through the integration of authentic West African performing arts; and promoting intercultural understanding. This year’s conference and concert, CIRCLE OF PRAISE: BLESSINGS!, celebrates 36 years of fulfilling our mission of “…giving back that which was lost.”
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 8:00 pm | Lisner Auditorium George Washington University, 730 21 st Street, NW (202) 994-6800
Early Bird Tickets: $15 (by 7/31, 11:55 pm ET)
Advance Tickets: $20 (by 8/24, 11:55 pm ET)
At the Door: Dance/Drum Classes $25.00; Children 16 and under $15.00
*Workshop/Class Tickets do not include concert tickets
We invite you to enjoy the African Marketplace. #KanKouran2019 Vending options are limited. Therefore we do not have any publicly promoted vending options this year.
For additional information, please view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at kankouran.org/conference. If you require further assistance, please contact the registration team at info[AT]kankouran[DOT]org.
2019 CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (click “Buy Tickets/Join the Guestlist” above)
For reservations, visit bit.ly/kankouran2019hotel [reservations will not be accepted by telephone]
Early bird room rates: $119 (single/double rooms)
Cut-off date for early bird room rates is July 30, 2019
After July 30, the hotel will accept additional reservations at a higher rate; subject to availability.
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 8:00 pm
George Washington University, 730 21 st Street, NW (202) 994-6800
Tickets [General Admission]: $25.00
[$20, veterans, seniors, children 16 & under and students w/ valid ID)
RESERVED SEATING. GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!
Tickets will be available at www.gwutickets.com
…and at the following outlets
Blue Nile Trading Co. (202) 232-3535
2826 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington, DC
Salon Obsessions (301) 565-4247
1315 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring, MD
Samari Hair Salon (703) 769-9288
407 South Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22204
For conference and/or concert inquiries, contact Eurica or Ali at (202) 518-1213